In this section, you can find the full collection of KT4D videos. Get to know more about the project and the people behind this project, fostering civic participation in democracy by capitalising on the benefits of developments in AI and big data technologies.
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Eleonora Lima, researcher specializing in Digital Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, gets interviewed at the EmpoderaLive 2023. Eleonora Lima explores digital literacy's role in achieving digital sovereignty. She stresses the importance of developing trust and knowledge across citizens, policymakers and software developers. In the project, she plays a key role in examining the cultural influences that shape people's perceptions of AI and big data, exploring both their tangible and imagined engagements with these technologies. Her research draws from her considerable expertise in the cultural history of information technologies, with a specific focus on literature and the arts, a field in which she has published extensively.
Eleonora Lima, researcher specializing in Digital Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, presented the objectives of the KT4Democracy project at the EmpoderaLive 2023. Central to her role is the investigation of cultural influences on AI and Big Data, exploring how people perceive and interact with these technologies in both real and imagined contexts. Grounding her work in her extensive expertise in the cultural history of information technologies, particularly within literature and the arts, Eleonora outlined how the project intends to validate its methodology and findings through our four distinct use cases across European cities: Brussels, Madrid, Warsaw, and Dublin.
Webinar: Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of AI and Big Data for a more Inclusive Civic Participation
In this first KT4D webinar, we explored how KT4D has been connecting with its stakeholders to promote technology design that prioritises human well-being, inclusivity, ethical and democratic principles.
How can Knowledge Technologies improve civic participation in Democracy? What role should Law play in protecting Democratic Values? In this interview Laura Senatore discusses how her legal expertise will inform the Knowledge Technologies for Democracy Project (KT4D) projects as it considers both the opportunities and challenges arising from advanced technologies such as AI and Big Data on democratic values and democracy.
Bogna Gawrońska-Nowak is an Associate Professor at IRMIR, Poland. She is in involved in the EU-funded project KT4D. "We were invited to specifically take care of empirical research and especially a citizen science approach over the project implementation - Prof. Gawrońska-Nowak said. In KT4D, we want to attract people who are interested in getting engaged and contributing to making knowledge technology friendlier".
How can Knowledge Technologies improve the way in which democracy works?
In this interview Keith Hyams, Professor of Political Theory and Ethics at the University of Warwick, discusses his work on ethics that will inform KT4D, as it considers both the opportunities and challenges arising from advanced technologies such as AI and Big Data on democratic values and democracy.
Dr Jennifer Edmond is not only the KT4D Project Coordinator, she is also an Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at Trinity College Dublin. In this interview she explains the aims of the Knowledge Technologies for Democracy Project (KT4D) projects as it confronts the challenges arising from advance technologies coming into contact with democratic values.
Knowledge Technologies for Democracy (KT4D) will foster civic participation in democracy by capitalising on the benefits of developments in AI & Big Data Technologies. To do this we will develop and validate tools, guidelines and a Digital Democracy Lab Demonstrators platform.